Why We Endorse the Boycott of the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans

A 2004 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution denies marriage and “the legal incidents thereof” to same-sex couples. This provision (known as a Super-DOMA) places an affirmative burden on visiting lesbian and gay pairs, who may never have legally recognized relationships in Louisiana, regardless of their marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership in home states or countries. For example, the 2004 amendment may well invalidate, by operation of law, medical-care agreements signed outside of Louisiana between the members of same-sex couples because such documents touch the legal incidents of marriage which the state constitution withholds from those pairs.

As a result, the undersigned support the boycott of the American Political Science Association’s 2012 New Orleans conference and will not attend that meeting. We believe that a substantial risk of serious discrimination against visiting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) political scientists and their families exists in the Crescent City.

Help New Orleans Now, Not Seven Years After Katrina. Many political scientists want to show solidarity with the Big Easy after the natural devastation and political debacle of Hurricane Katrina. Yet making financial contributions to the New Orleans rebuilding effort now is the best demonstration of meaningful affinity with the plight of the Crescent City. [New Orleans rebuilding foundations include: Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Friends of New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity, Make It Right New Orleans, and Common Ground.] Four days of convention-going in 2012 is symbolic support at best, which should not be borne on the backs of LGBT colleagues. They and their families will face in New Orleans the real and enduring impact of Louisiana’s overtly hostile legal environment.

The APSA May Legally Terminate Its Contracts With New Orleans Hotels. The hotel contracts signed by the Association for the 2012 annual meeting contain this language: “APSA has selected New Orleans as a site of its annual meeting in light of the city's anti-discrimination record. APSA reserves the right of termination of this agreement, without penalty or liability, if the government of the city in which the hotel is located establishes or enforces laws that, in the estimation of APSA, abridge the civil rights of any APSA member on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical handicap, disability, or religion.”

Two features of this contractual provision are crucially important. First, if the New Orleans city government enforces laws that abridge the civil rights of any APSA member on the basis of sexual orientation, the Association may terminate the hotel agreements without penalty or liability. Second, the “in-the-estimation-of-APSA” contractual language gives the Association the legal authority reasonably to determine what laws trigger this termination provision.

City government officials in New Orleans take an oath to uphold the Louisiana Constitution. Thus, city officials pledge themselves to act, pursuant to the state constitution, to abridge the civil rights of APSA members who are married to, or have civil unions or domestic partnerships with, same-sex partners. Accordingly, the Association may legally terminate the 2012 hotel contracts without penalty or liability.

New Orleans Is Not Gay-Friendly. A principal argument of many who advocate for the New Orleans conference is that the Crescent City is gay-friendly. But what evidence is there of that assertion?

For instance, Louisiana did not force the 2004 state constitutional amendment on an otherwise gay-relationship-tolerant Big Easy. Rather, 55 percent of voters in Orleans Parish approved the antigay provision.


Furthermore, in a 2010 national survey, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation sent questionnaires to every hospital in Louisiana inquiring about six measures of nondiscrimination involving LGBT patients. Only one institution – the Medical Center of Louisiana (in New Orleans) – responded. And its reply wasn’t encouraging. For example, MCL does not have a written visitation policy allowing LGBT domestic partners the same access to patients that married spouses and next of kin enjoy.

In short, there are virtually no concrete legal, political, or health-care measures confirming that, in the event of emergency, LGBT political scientists and their families would be treated with the same dignity and respect as their heterosexual counterparts at a New Orleans conference. [Learn about a relevant incident.] Rather, every such empirical marker indicates that the Crescent City’s attitude toward LGBT Americans is, at very best, indifferent – but certainly not friendly.


Comparable Discrimination Against Other Groups Would Be Intolerable. If the Louisiana Constitution in effect said, “People of color may not marry or enter into marriage-like unions,” or “Jews may not marry or enter into marriage-like unions,” or “Disabled people may not marry or enter into marriage-like unions,” the American Political Science Association wouldn’t be mired in the present debate. The organization would never regard the Crescent City as a viable conference site under those circumstances.


The Association Can Change Conference Sites When It Has the Will to Do So. In October 2010, APSA President Carole Pateman sent a message to Association members: “I regret that we will not be meeting in San Francisco as originally planned [for the 2011 Annual Meeting]. A very protracted labor dispute between the service workers of UNITE HERE Local 2 and San Francisco hotels has been taking place and there is no sign of an end. Without any resolution clearly in sight, the APSA Council determined that we could not guarantee that the facilities and environment necessary for our scholarly deliberations would be available.


“Acting on Council direction, the Association therefore notified the host hotels in San Francisco that, under these circumstances, we would not be able to hold our meeting there. We have subsequently reached a withdrawal agreement with the San Francisco hotels that will allow us to relocate without paying penalties.”


Virtually the same siting change happened for the 2003 Annual Meeting. A strike against San Francisco hotels caused the Association to shift that conference to Philadelphia less than a year before it occurred.


In short, the APSA can turn on a dime to avoid labor disputes in San Francisco, but refuses -- over five years -- not to endanger LGBT political scientists and graduate students by forcing them to travel to Super-DOMA states to attend annual meetings. The unmistakable message is that the Association gives higher priority to honoring hotel-employee-union picket lines than it does to protecting the well being of its own LGBT members.


[Read additional commentaries on the New Orleans Boycott]

Accordingly, we endorse the boycott of the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.


The APSA Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered in the Profession [Read its statement]


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Jonneke Koomen, Willamette University

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Konstantinos Kourtikakis, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

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Sharon R. Krause, Brown University

Ellis Krauss, University of California-San Diego

Amie Kreppel, University of Florida

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John Krinsky, City College of New York, CUNY

Henry Krisch, University of Connecticut-Storrs (Emeritus)

Arthur Kroker, University of Victoria (Canada)

Jason R. Kropsky, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Sonia Kruks, Oberlin College

Frédéric Krumbein, Free University of Berlin (Germany)

Mary Rose Kubal, St. Bonaventure University

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Laura Langbein, American University

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Evan Liaras, George Washington University

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Ronnie D. Lipschutz, University of California-Santa Cruz

Margaret Little, Queen's University (Canada)

Sarah Liu, Pennsylvania State University-University Park

Alexander Livingston, Johns Hopkins University

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Debora Lopreite, Carleton University (Canada)

Aaron R. S. Lorenz, Ramapo College

Nancy S. Love, Appalachian State University

Patrick Lown, Stony Brook University, SUNY

Robert Lucas, Georgetown University

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Cecelia M. Lynch, University of California-Irvine

Meghan Foster Lynch, Yale University

William T. Lyons, Jr., University of Akron

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Tristan James Mabry, Naval Postgraduate School

Geoffrey Macdonald, University of Denver

Steven D. MacIsaac, Jacksonville University

Glenn Mackin, University of Rochester

Angela Maione, Northwestern University

Sandy Maisel, Colby College

Dan Malato, George Washington University

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Lynne L. Manganaro, Texas A&M International University

Maruice Louis Mangum, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Kristina Mani, Oberlin College

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Brad Mapes-Martins, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Robyn Marasco, Hunter College, CUNY

Andrew March, Yale University

Edgar J. Marcolin, Purdue University

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Renee Marlin-Bennett, Johns Hopkins University

Ruth Marshall, University of Toronto (Canada)

Lori Marso, Union College

James Martel, San Francisco State University

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Kathleen R. McNamara, Georgetown University

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Walter R. Mebane, Jr., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Patrick Meier, Tufts University

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Jeb Middlebrook, University of Southern California

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Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia

Gregg Miller, University of Washington-Tacoma

Joshua I. Miller, Lafayette College

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Michael L. Miller, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Rebecca Miller, University of Missouri-Columbia

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Bruce L. Miroff, University at Albany, SUNY

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Tima Moldogaziev, Indiana University-Bloomington

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Matthew J. Moore, California Polytechnic State University

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Katherine Moose, University of California-San Diego

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Edward P. Morgan, Lehigh University

Susan C. Morris, Valparaiso University

James Ashley Morrison, Middlebury College

David Moskowitz, Roger Williams University

Kenneth Mott, Gettysburg College

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Daniel M. Mulcare, Salem State University

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Jacob Mundy, Colgate University

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Emily C. Nacol, Vanderbilt University

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Philip T. Neisser, SUNY Potsdam

Catherine Nelson, Sonoma State University

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Hal T. Nelson, Claremont Graduate University

Joan M. Nelson, American University

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Max Nemni, Laval University (Canada) (Retired)

Abraham Newman, Georgetown University

Tara Newsom, St. Petersburg College

Akasemi Newsome, University of California-Berkeley

Lina Newton, Hunter College, CUNY

Heather Johnston Nicholson, Independent Scholar

Simon Nicholson, American University

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Michael Nordquist, Albertus Magnus College

Andrew Norris, University of California-Santa Barbara

Anne Norton, University of Pennsylvania

Irina Novikova, American University

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Daniel I. O'Neill, University of Florida

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Sandra Chapman Osterkatz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Gerardo Otero, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Diana Owen, Georgetown University

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Robert M. Pallitto, Seton Hall University

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Nicole Pankiewicz, University of Virginia

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Paul A. Passavant, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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David S. Pearl, Washington State University-Pullman

Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University

Mindy Peden, John Carroll University

Neil Pederson, University of Chicago

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David Peritz, Sarah Lawrence College

Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Benjamin A. Peters, Miyazaki International College (Japan)

James C. Peterson, University of Illinois-Springfield

Susan Peterson, College of William and Mary

V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona

Mary Pettenger, Western Oregon University

Philip Pettit, Princeton University

Ngoc Phan, Rice University

Anne Phillips, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)

John R. Phillips, Benedictine University at Springfield

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Anil Pillai, University of Cincinnati

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Naomi J. Pinion, Northern Arizona University

Edgard K. Pires, Independent Scholar

Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago

Frances Fox Piven, the Graduate Center, CUNY (Emerita)

Antoinette Pole, Montclair State University

Andrew J. Polsky, Hunter College, CUNY

Carlos Ponce, Tufts University

Jonson N. Porteux, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Elliot Posner, Case Western Reserve University

Alicia Kolar Prevost, American University

Daniel E. Price, Westfield State College

Diane-Michele Prindeville, New Mexico State University

Doris Marie Provine, Arizona State University

Andrew Prozeller, Rutgers University-Newark

Joel R. Pruce, University of Denver

Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland)

Kate Putnam, University of Texas-Austin

Tonya L. Putnam, Columbia University

Alana R. Querze, West Virginia University

Kelly Rader, Columbia University

Claire E. Rasmussen, University of Delaware

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Jennifer Raymond, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Benjamin Read, University of California-Santa Cruz

Tony G. Reames, University of Kansas

Chad Rector, George Washington University

Douglas S. Reed, Georgetown University

Ryan Reed, University of California-Davis

Janet Reilly, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Robin A. Remington, University of Missouri-Columbia (Emerita)

Wesley Renfro, St. John Fisher College

Min Reuchamps, University of Liège (Belgium)

Jennifer Rexroat, University of Illinois-Chicago

Andrew Reynolds, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Todd Rho'Dess, Ohio State University-Columbus

Andrew Rich, City College of New York, CUNY

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David L. Richards, University of Connecticut-Storrs

Craig Rimmerman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Kent J. Rissmiller, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Ted Ritter, University of Richmond

Steven C. Roach, University of South Florida

Denise Munro Robb, University of California-Irvine

Ann M. Robbart, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Corey Robin, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Christopher C. Robinson, Clarkson University

Jean C. Robinson, Indiana University-Bloomington

H. M. Roff, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Tobold Rollo, University of Toronto (Canada)

Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University

Maria R. Rosales, Guilford College

Rodolfo Rosales, University of Texas-San Antonio

Gerald N. Rosenberg, University of Chicago

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Donald Rosenthal, University at Buffalo, SUNY (Emeritus)

Andrew A. G. Ross, Ohio University

Diego Rossello, Northwestern University

Timothy Ruback. Dartmouth College

Diane Rubenstein, Cornell University

Joshua B. Rubongoya, Roanoke College

Jerry M. Rueff, University of Denver

Neil Ruiz, The Brookings Institution

Sara Rushing, Montana State University

Jennifer Geist Rutledge, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Megan Ruxton Fiddelke, Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Kerri Ryer, San Francisco State University

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Dan Sabia, University of South Carolina

Jennifer Schenk Sacco, Quinnipiac University

Stephen M. Saideman, McGill University (Canada)

Siamak Salehi, Cincinnati State College

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Joel Samoff, Stanford University

Alexandra Samuel, Emily Carr University (Canada)

John Sanbonmatsu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Arthur Sanders, Drake University

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Jill Savage, Colorado School of Mines

David Schäfer, University of Cologne (Germany)

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Matthew Scherer, Union College

Benjamin N. Schiff, Oberlin College

Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University

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Joel Alden Schlosser, Deep Springs College

Thomas A. Schmeling, Rhode Island College

Diane E. Schmidt, California State University-Chico

Ronald J. Schmidt, Jr., University of Southern Maine

Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University

Steffen G. Schneider, University of Munich (Germany)

Gordon Schochet, Rutgers University-New Brunswick (Emeritus)

Erin Scholnick, College of San Mateo

Morton Schoolman, University at Albany, SUNY

Ryan A. Schowen, Union Institute and University

Sanford F. Schram, Bryn Mawr College

Philip A. Schrodt, Pennsylvania State University-University Park

Jean Schroedel, Claremont Graduate University

Peter R. Schrott, Heilbronn University (Germany)

Shawn Schulenberg, Marshall University

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Yale University

Paul Schumaker, University of Kansas

Joseph M. Schwartz, Temple University

Katrina Z. S. Schwartz, University of Florida

Mildred A. Schwartz, University of Illinois-Chicago (Emerita)

John M. Schwarz, Independent Scholar

Tanya B. Schwarz, University of California-Irvine

Jillian Schwedler, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Suzanne E. Scoggins, University of California-Berkeley

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James C. Scott, Yale University

Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott, Eastern Michigan University

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Susan K. Sell, George Washington University

Vanita Seth, University of California-Santa Cruz

Kenneth Shadlen, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)

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Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University

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Charles Anthony Smith, University of California-Irvine

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Nick Smith, University of Chicago

Oliver P. Smith, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)

Thomas W. Smith, University of South Florida

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Rorie Spill Solberg, Oregon State University

Matthias Staisch, University of Chicago

Patricia A. Stapleton, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Marc Stears, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Wayne P. Steger, DePaul University

Rita Stephan, University of Texas-Austin

Otis H. Stephens, Jr., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Howard Stoffer, United Nations

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Philippa Strum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Patricia Lynne Sullivan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Markus Thiel, Florida International University

Leslie Paul Thiele, University of Florida

Brian Thomas, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia (Canada)

Craig W. Thomas, University of Washington-Seattle

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Susan L. Thomas, Hollins University

Mary Thornberry, Davidson College (Emerita)

A. Trevor Thrall, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Daniel J. Tichenor, University of Oregon

Charles Tien, Hunter College, CUNY

Michael J. Tierney, College of William and Mary

Alvin Tillery, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Mark C. Tilton, Purdue University

Vincent Tirelli, Brooklyn College, CUNY

John Todsen, Drake University

Lars Toender, Northwestern University

Susan J. Tolchin, George Mason University

Keith Topper, University of California-Irvine

Joan C. Tronto, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

James Tully, University of Victoria (Canada)

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Robert Tynes, SUNY New Paltz

Jay Ulfelder, Science Applications International Corporation

Wystan Umland, Harvard University

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Stephen Van Evera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen E. Van Holde, Kenyon College

Miguel Vatter, University of New South Wales (Australia)

Antonio Y. Vazquez-Arroyo, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Vincent Vecera, Gustavus Adolphus College

Kristin Vekasi, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Charles R. Venator Santiago, University of Connecticut-Storrs

Richard Vengroff, Kennesaw State University

Marco Verweij, Jacobs University (Germany)

Thomas J. Vicino, Northeastern University

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Oriol Vidal-Aparicio, Glendale Community College

Kate Villarreal, University of Texas-San Antonio

Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Vocino, University of Rhode Island

Andreas von Staden, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Megan Wachspress, University of California-Berkeley

Nancy Wadsworth, University of Denver

Kathleen M. Waggoner, Iowa State University

Michael W. Walker, U.S. Department of Defense

Nathan Wallace, the Graduate Center, CUNY

Paul Wallace, University of Missouri-Columbia

Max Waltman, Stockholm University (Sweden)

Dana Ward, Pitzer College

James F. Ward, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Brandon Wardlaw, Texas A&M University

Stephen L. Wasby, University at Albany, SUNY (Emeritus)

Bonnie Washick, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ruth Ann Watry, Northern Michigan University

Vesla M. Weaver, University of Virginia

Paul Webb, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)

Julie A. Webber, Illinois State University

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Jessica Weeks, Cornell University

Eve Weinbaum, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Brian A. Weiner, University of San Francisco

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Matthew S. Weinert, University of Delaware

Erika Weinthal, Duke University

Kimberly Weir, Northern Kentucky University

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S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University

Robert A. Wells, Thiel College

Susanne Wengle, University of Chicago

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Anita C. Wheeler, Howard University

Daniel J. Whelan, Hendrix College

John Kenneth White, Catholic University of America

Linda White, University of Toronto (Canada)

Annick T. R. Wibben, University of San Francisco

Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Leah J. Wilds, University of Nevada-Reno

Donald Will, Chapman University

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David Williams, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Jean Williams, California Polytechnic State University

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Leonard Williams, Manchester College

Anne R. Williamson, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Franke Wilmer, Montana State University

Angelia R. Wilson, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Harlan Wilson, Oberlin College

Victoria R. Wilson, University of California-Irvine

Nicholas Winter, University of Virginia

Yves Winter, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Axel Wodrich, Ludwig Maximilians University (Germany)

Magdalena Wojcieszak, IE University (Spain)

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Janelle Wong, University of Southern California

Elisabeth Jean Wood, Yale University

Deva Woodly, New School for Social Research

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Kevin Wozniak, American University

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Priscilla Yamin, University of Oregon

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Jack Yeager, Louisiana State University

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Carla Yumatle, Harvard University

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Diana G. Zoelle, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Hani Zubida, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College (Israel)

Gregory R. Zucker, Logos Journal

Norman L. Zucker, University of Rhode Island (Emeritus)

Christopher Zurn, University of Massachusetts-Boston